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#1 suntint

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  04 February 2012 - 08:40 AM

Some windows 97" wide will need vertical seams. Too wide to use two 48" wide pieces from a 48" roll. A lot of waste to use two 48 1/2" wide pieces from a 60" roll.

If you could get 48" and 60" rolls from the same run would you ever use a 48" piece from the 48" roll with a 49" piece out of the 60" roll?

Edited by suntint, 04 February 2012 - 08:42 AM.

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#2 TintDude

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  04 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

No, even from the same run the seamed edges will have a color difference.
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#3 suntint

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  04 February 2012 - 09:19 AM

No, even from the same run the seamed edges will have a color difference.


I know you are right. Just trying to come to grips with all the waste this job has.
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#4 Coast To Coast Tinting

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  04 February 2012 - 10:55 AM

If the windows go all the way to the ground I would use 1 whole piece of 60 from the top down, And seam it low. :thumb
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#5 solar protect

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  04 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

How about using a 72'' roll.
That way you end up with usable waste ;)
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#6 Sy IWT

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  04 February 2012 - 01:14 PM

How about using a 72'' roll.
That way you end up with usable waste ;)

Good shout....
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#7 TeeDub

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  04 February 2012 - 02:00 PM


No, even from the same run the seamed edges will have a color difference.


I know you are right. Just trying to come to grips with all the waste this job has.


You can't avoid the waste, regardless of where the splice is. Just bill the customer for it. :twocents
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#8 H.G.

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  04 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Splices are unnavoidable in many situations, as TDub said : charge for it. You need to run the spliced piece in the opposite direction that you run your large piece so the pieces match color wise. Don't ask me why this works but I've done many splices and seen many done without flipping and you will see a difference if you don't. Maybe someone can come up with an explanation as to why this works.

Edited by H.G., 04 February 2012 - 08:04 PM.

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#9 TINTZEUS

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  05 February 2012 - 04:36 AM

What H.G. said. :thumb
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#10 suntint

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  05 February 2012 - 07:59 AM

How about using a 72'' roll.
That way you end up with usable waste ;)


Thought about that, but the 23" or so leftover wouldn't be usable on this job and I don't know when I would ever need film that narrow.

Will probably just figure on using 60" rolls and passing on the cost of all the waste.
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  06 February 2012 - 03:00 AM


How about using a 72'' roll.
That way you end up with usable waste ;)


Thought about that, but the 23" or so leftover wouldn't be usable on this job and I don't know when I would ever need film that narrow.

Will probably just figure on using 60" rolls and passing on the cost of all the waste.


72'' roll leaves you with 47'' waste
passing the cost is mandatory
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#12 suntint

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  06 February 2012 - 07:11 AM



How about using a 72'' roll.
That way you end up with usable waste ;)


Thought about that, but the 23" or so leftover wouldn't be usable on this job and I don't know when I would ever need film that narrow.

Will probably just figure on using 60" rolls and passing on the cost of all the waste.


72'' roll leaves you with 47'' waste
passing the cost is mandatory


If the windows are 97" wide and I center the swatches that is at the 48 1/2" point. The olfa knife would be set at probably about 50" on the roll, which leaves over 22" (if using a 72" roll). No windows that narrow on this job or on most other jobs I would use this film. Would use 60" film instead and have 10" leftover which would be trashed - and would pass on cost to customer.
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